|Time Savers for House Makers - Unknown|
Screen ad for instant laundry starch.
Keywords: Advertising: Screen ads; Home economics: Laundry; Starch
Downloads: 73,703 (2 reviews)
|Build Your Vocabulary - Coronet Instructional Films|
Dramatizes the story of a father, who, after finding himself at a loss for words at a public meeting, follows his son's lead and starts a campaign of vocabulary improvement.
Keywords: Literacy; Words; Self-improvement
Downloads: 107,359 (5 reviews)
|Look to the Land - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films|
Plea for sustainable land and resource use.
Keywords: Land use; Environment; Conservation
Downloads: 107,784 (4 reviews)
|Private Life of a Cat - Hammid (Alexander) and Deren (Maya)|
Alexander Hammid's intimate study of a female cat and the birth and maturation of her five kittens.
Keywords: Animals: Cats; Animals: Behavior; Psychology
Downloads: 106,135 (32 reviews)
|[Amateur film: Dog Cart] - Unknown|
Two unhappy-looking dogs, sporting an American flag, pull a dog cart and its juvenile cargo.
Keywords: Animals: Dogs; Transportation: Dog carts; Children
Downloads: 53,329 (5 reviews)
|Shake Hands With Danger - Centron Productions|
Safety film about dangers associated with earthmoving equipment operation, showing many great simulated accidents on construction sites. CONTENT ADVISORY: May be frightening and surprising to some viewers, and contains great country-style song by a Johnny Cash-soundalike.
Keywords: Safety: Occupational; Music: Country and Western; Motion pictures: Stunts
Downloads: 77,779 (20 reviews)
Footage from Castle and Pathé coverage of the Hindenburg disaster at Lakehurst. Also shots of the big ships over New York.
Keywords: need keyword
Downloads: 374,415 (7 reviews)
|Experiments in the Revival of Organisms - Techfilm Studio, Moscow|
This disturbing film records the successful experiments in the resuscitation of life to dead animals (dogs), as conducted by Dr. S.S. Bryukhonenko at the Institute of Experimental Physiology and Therapy, Voronezh, U.S.S.R. Director: D.I. Yashin. Camera: E.V. Kashina. Narrator: Professor Walter B. Cannon. Introduced by Professor J.B.S. Haldane.
Keywords: Animals: Dogs; Medicine: Veterinary: Experiments; Life extension
Downloads: 381,574 (67 reviews)
|Personal Hygiene (Part I) - U.S. Army|
Military training drama showing how the residents of a barracks convince a sloppy soldier to clean up his act. With many folk songs on cleanliness.
Keywords: Health and hygiene; Military; Music: Folk
Downloads: 2,384,651 (3 reviews)
|Duck and Cover - Archer Productions, Inc.|
Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense; Animation
Downloads: 587,077 (73 reviews)
|Japanese Relocation - U.S. Office of War Information|
U.S. government-produced film defending the World War II internment of Japanese American citizens.
Keywords: World War II: Japanese Americans: Internment; Racism; Human rights
Downloads: 59,354 (20 reviews)
|Supervising Women Workers - Kerkow (Herbert) Productions|
Management addresses the special problems of women workers with concern and a heavy dose of sexism.
Keywords: World War II: Homefront
Downloads: 17,850 (8 reviews)
|About Bananas - Castle Films|
Complete presentation of the banana industry from the clearing of the jungle and the planting to the shipment of the fruit to the American markets.
Keywords: Agriculture: Bananas; Central America
Downloads: 26,982,999 (11 reviews)
|Command Performance - Ganz (William J.) Co.|
How shellac records were produced and manufactured.
Keywords: Media: Phonograph; Music
Downloads: 36,979 (18 reviews)
|How a Watch Works - Handy (Jam) Organization|
A simple demonstration of the basic design and operation of a watch, including stop-motion animation showing a watch being assembled from many parts.
Keywords: Animation: Stop-motion; Timekeeping
Downloads: 50,576 (4 reviews)
|Boys Beware - Sid Davis|
Anti-homosexual film targeted at teenage boys, urging them to avoid encounters with potential molesters.
Keywords: Homosexualities; Crime and criminals (Molestation); Los Angeles
Downloads: 233,751 (113 reviews)
|Stripper - Variety Girls|
Downloads: 58,977 (7 reviews)
|Design for Dreaming - MPO Productions|
Set at the 1956 General Motors Motorama, this is one of the key Populuxe films of the 1950s, showing futuristic dream cars and Frigidaire's "Kitchen of the Future."
Keywords: Futurism; Automobiles: Advertising; Gender roles
Downloads: 85,694 (25 reviews)
|Peeping Toms Paradise|
from tape 0517 PA8151 Burlesque (including Sheree) 016.10, PA6908
Keywords: need meta
Downloads: 182,840 (20 reviews)
|Blonde Stag Film|
Keywords: need keyword; Stag
Downloads: 242,778 (25 reviews)
|Bridging San Francisco Bay - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Keywords: Infrastructure: Bridges; San Francisco: Infrastructure; Occupations: Ironworkers
Downloads: 33,987 (9 reviews)
|Co-Ed Secrets Stag Film|
Keywords: need keyword; Stag
Downloads: 162,753 (23 reviews)
|Classic Television Commercials (Part I) - Various|
Collection of TV commercials significant to the history and development of TV as an advertising medium.
Keywords: Advertising: Television commercials; Consumerism; Advertising: History
Downloads: 201,980 (13 reviews)
|Home Electrical Appliances - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films|
Principles and maintenance of everyday appliances.
Keywords: Electricity; Houses and homes: Appliances; Appliances
Downloads: 6,948 (3 reviews)
|Sheree Tiger Dance|
Vintage erotic dance video showing a woman named Sheree dancing first in a tiger-print outfit, then in a bikini.
Keywords: Vintage Erotica; Erotic Dance
Downloads: 96,722 (5 reviews)
|[Knife-Thrower and Children] - Universal-International Newsreel|
Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story.
Keywords: Newsreels; Mothers; Surrealism
Downloads: 21,447 (9 reviews)
|Safe Day, A - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Safety in Industry
Downloads: 600 (1 review)
|[First Private Atom Power Plant Opens] - Universal-International Newsreel|
Vallecitos Atomic Electric Power Plant, the first licensed nuclear power plant, opens at Pleasanton, Calif. on November 25, 1957. Newsreel story.
Keywords: Newsreels; Atomic-nuclear: Energy; San Francisco Bay Area: Alameda County
Downloads: 8,908 (2 reviews)
|Plane Talk - Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions|
Shows the varied forms of communications used by commercial air carriers in confirming reservations, preparing aircraft for flight, monitoring aircraft in flight and maintaining air-to-ground contact. With good imagery of passenger airline operations at the moment when air travel was just becoming a mass phenomenon. Director: Leo Rosencrans.
Keywords: Communication: Radio; Communication: Telephone; Aviation: Commercial
Downloads: 11,425 (5 reviews)
|Just Imagine - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Animated character "Tommy Telephone" produces a telephone by assembling 433 separate parts.
Keywords: Animation: Stop-motion; Communication: Telephone; Animation: Advertising
Downloads: 22,458 (5 reviews)
|Television Commercials (1950s-1960s) - Various|
Examples of broadcast advertising from the 1950s and 1960s.
Keywords: Advertising: Television commercials; Consumerism
Downloads: 134,959 (32 reviews)
|Perversion for Profit (Part I) - Unknown|
Anti-pornography film produced by financier Charles Keating, linking pornography to the Communist conspiracy and the decline of Western civilization.
Keywords: Culture wars; Sexualities; Pornography
Downloads: 306,311 (80 reviews)
|Radio and Television - Holmes (Burton) Films, Inc.|
View of the radio industry as it existed in 1940, showing potential occupations at every level. Introduces the new industry of television, emphasizing its need for specially skilled workers. Useful imagery of the electronic media in the pre-World War II era.
Keywords: Occupations: Broadcasting; Media: Radio; Media: Television
Downloads: 13,058 (2 reviews)
|Postwar Germany: 28 Months After V-E Day (Part IV) - Weirton Steel Company|
Investigation of German industrial production capabilities after the devastation of World War II. With striking images of destroyed German cities and factories. Amateur film made by George T. Fonda, assistant to the president, Weirton Steel Company.
Keywords: World War II: Postwar issues; World War II: Germany; Germany
Downloads: 13,189 (3 reviews)
|Atom Bomb [Joe Bonica's Movie of the Month] - Bonica (Joe)|
Early atomic weapons testing.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons; Cold War
Downloads: 154,597 (32 reviews)
|A is for Atom - Sutherland (John) Productions|
Animated classic presenting what an atom is, how energy is released from certain kinds of atoms, the peacetime uses of atomic energy and the byproducts of nuclear fission.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Energy; Physics; Animation
Downloads: 137,028 (24 reviews)
|Once Upon a Honeymoon - Fairbanks (Jerry) Productions|
Delightful musical made to promote color telephones as a decorator accessory in the home.
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Consumerism; Houses and homes
Downloads: 46,336 (27 reviews)
|Signal 30 (Part I) - Highway Safety Films, Inc.|
Legendary "shock" driving safety film featuring numerous scenes of mutilated cars and injured/dead people and a voiceover lacking in compassion. Produced in cooperation with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and shown to millions of young drivers for over 40 years. CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack.
Keywords: Safety: Automotive; Ohio; Police
Downloads: 71,056 (16 reviews)
|Tough Friends - Handy (Jam) Organization|
How steel and steel alloys make the modern automobile safer and more durable.
Keywords: Metals: Steel; Automobiles: Engineering; Automobiles: Advertising
Downloads: 5,262 (4 reviews)
Keywords: Vintage Erotica
Downloads: 180,880 (11 reviews)
|Your Body During Adolescence|
Shows the seven glands that regulate human life and growth with emphasis on the pituitary and sex glands. Outlines changes that take place in the bodies of boys and girls.
Keywords: need keyword
Downloads: 12,360 (2 reviews)
|How You See It - Handy (Jam) Organization|
How persistence of vision makes motion pictures possible.
Keywords: Perception: Vision; Automobiles: Stunts; Motion pictures: Apparatus
Downloads: 14,251 (1 review)
|Helicopter, The - Encyclopaedia Britannica Films|
Theory, operation and utility of helicopters.
Keywords: Aviation: Helicopters
Downloads: 15,234 (3 reviews)
|Living Stereo - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Introducing stereophonic phonograph records.
Keywords: Media: Phonograph
Downloads: 57,858 (7 reviews)
|San Francisco Earthquake footage|
Keywords: Earthquakes: San Francisco, 1906; San Francisco: Disasters; Amateur Film
Downloads: 131,787 (8 reviews)
|Behind the Bright Lights - Handy (Jam) Organization|
How Chevrolet's giant electric sign in downtown Chicago works.
Keywords: Advertising: Outdoor; Electricity; Chicago
Downloads: 12,410 (5 reviews)
|Nation at Your Fingertips, The - Audio Productions, Inc.|
How direct long distance dialing made the U.S. a smaller place, and how instantaneous direct communication between Americans without operator assistance became possible.
Keywords: Communication: Telephone; Infrastructure: Information
Downloads: 11,468 (5 reviews)
|Folgers Coffee Commercial|
Folgers Coffee TV Commercial
Keywords: need keyword
Downloads: 43,554 (7 reviews)
|Boulder Dam - U.S. Department of the Interior|
Government-sponsored film about the building of the Boulder dam.
Keywords: Motion pictures: Sponsored; Motion pictures: Government; Infrastructure: Dams; Infrastructure: Construction; Sustainability; Colorado; Boulder Dam
Downloads: 7,430 (2 reviews)
|Are You Popular? - Coronet Instructional Films|
One of the best examples of post-World War II social guidance films, with examples of "good" and "bad" girls, proper and improper dating etiquette, courtesy to parents, and an analysis of what makes some people popular and others not. A scream and a sobering document of postwar conformity. Director: Ted Peshak. Cinematography: Bill Rockar. Writers: Robert Chapin and Patricia Kealy. Editor: George Wilbern...
Keywords: Social guidance; Teenagers; Gender roles
Downloads: 237,565 (48 reviews)